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ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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ol. 1., No. 18. 



ALBANY, N. Y., MARCH 22, 1890. 



Price Five Cento. 



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NO. 18 




HER SACRIFICE. 

Mrs. St. Thompson: And what are yon abstaining f mm during Lent, my dear? 
Miss Du Monde : Well, I concluded I would abstain from going to church. 









CAPITAL CHIPS. 



FORTY-FIFTH ANNUAL REPORT 

HI I 1 1 K 

New York Life Insurance Company. 

Office: Nos. 346 & 348 Broadway, New York. 



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I A XI IARY 1. L890. 



Amountof Net Assets, January ,, ^9.^^ ACCOUNT. 

Premiums $26,021,655.96 

Less deferred premiums, lanuary 1, 1889 14351714-86-524,585,921.10 

Interest and rents, etc 5,028.950.38 

Less Interest accrued January 1, 1889 451.605-24— 4-577. 345 M 



$89,824 336.19 



21 1,163 266.24 



DISBURSEMENT ACCOUNT. 
1 osses by death, .mJ Endowments matured and discounted (including rovers- 

1 -11.1 r-% additions to same) . . • •••-■•--. 

Dividends (including mortuary dividends),annuities and purchased insurances 

Total paid policy-holders $12,121,121.6.. 

Taxes and re-insurance ■■■• 

Commissions (including- advanced and commuted commissions!, brokerages, 

agency expenses, physici uis' fees, etc 

( )fflce and law expenses, rentals, salaries, advertising, printing, etc 

ASSETS. 

Cash on deposit, on hand, and in transit 

United States Bonds and other bonds and stocks (market value, $60,438,441.91) 

Real Estate ■ , •• ••:•;•■ 

Bonds and Mortgages, first lien on real estate (buildings thereon insured tor 
«... 1.400, 000, and the policies assignee! to the Company as additional collat- 
eral security] — \"A" t — i 

Temporary Loans (market value ol securities held as collateral. $4.671,563). ... 
ins on existing policies (the Reserve on these policies, included in Liabih 
lies, amounts to over $2.000,000) 

•Quarterly and semi-annual premium on existing policies, due subsequent to 

(anuary 1, 1890 -. ••••.•■■■ ,v r \" 

Premiums on existing policies in course of transmission and collection. ( 1 he 
Reserve on these policies, included in Liabilities, is estimated at $1,700,000* 

Agency balances . 

Accrued Interest on investments. January 1, 1890 

Market value of securities over cost value on Company's books 

*A detailed schedule of these items will accompany the usual annual re 

port filed with the Insurance Department of the State of New York. 

TOTAL ASSETS, Januar , 1890 



$118,987 602.43 



$6.2^2,095.50 
5,869.020.16 



4,725,652.64 
860,768.50- 



17 900 279.97 



$101,027,322.46 



85,917,837-72 
56,412,163.41 
13,242,871.87 



18,106.512.50 
3.709,000.00 

3 6 7, 394-39 

1,635.645 37 

1,104.253.02 
90,299.54 
441 344.64- 



■$101,027,322.46 
4,026,278 50 



$105, 053,600.96 



API KOl'RIATED AS FOLLOWS: 



Approved losses in course of payment 

Reported losses awaiting proof, &c 

Matured endowments, due and unpaid (claims not presentedi 

Annuities due and unpaid 'claims not presented' 

served for re insurance on existing policies (Actuaries' table 4 per ct 
served for contingent liabilities to Tontine Dividend Fund, 
January 1, 1889. over and above a 4 per cent. Reserve on ex- 
isting policies of that class $6, 

Idition to the Fund during 1889 2,300 



$440,517.97 

375.398 

40,502 

29,082 

18, 904, 186 



' 7.13 
-43.16 



,724,317.29 



iDUCT- $ 

turned to Tontine policy-holders during the year or. matured 
Tontines 1.019,264.18 

lance of Tontine Fund Janua-y 1, 1890 

served for premiums paid in advance 



7.705.053- 11 
40,046.73 



visible Surplus (Company's new Standard). 



$97,535,777-68 
■*7, 517, 823. 28 



$105,053 630.56 

rplus by the New York State Standard (including the Tontine Fund' $15,630,000.00 

From the undivided surplus, as above, the Board of Trustees have declared a Reversionary dividend to par- 
ticipating policies in poportion to their contribution to surplus, available on settlement of next annual premium. 



RETURN^ TO 
POLICY-HOLDERS. INSURANCE IN FORCE. 

1887 $9,535-210 Jan. 1, i883. . . $358 935.536 

i838 10.973,070 Jan 1,1889.... 419886,505 

1889 12,121,121 Jan. 1, 1890 . . . 495,601,970 

Number of rolicies issued during the year, 
Total number of policies in force January i, 181 



NEW POLICIES 
ASSETS. ISSUED. 

Jan. 1, 1888. $83,079,845 1887 .... 28522 

Jan. 1,1889.. g3, 480, 186 1888 .. .33,334 

Jan. 1, 1890. .105,053,600 1889 39,499 

39,499. New Insurance, $151,119,088. 
o, 150,381. Amount at Risk, $495,601,970. 



WILLIAM H.APPLETON. 
WILLIAM H. BEERS, 
WILLIAM A. BOOTH, 
HENRY BOWERS, 
JOHN CLAFLIN, 
ROBERT B. COLLINS. 
H. C. MORTIMER. 



TRUSTEES. 

ALEX. STUDWELL, 
WALTER H. LEWIS, 
EDWARD MARTIN, 
RICHARD MUSER, 
C C. BALDWIN, 
E. N. GIBBS, 



JOHN N. STEARNS, 
WM. L. STRONG, 
W. F. BUCKLEY, 
HENRY TUCK, 
A. H. WELCH, 
L. L. WHITE. 



WILLIAM H. BEERS, President. 

HENRY TUCK, Vice-Pres. ARCHIBALD H. WELCH, 2d Vice-Pres. 

RUFUS W. WEEKS, Actuary. 
THEODORE M. BANTA, Cashier. A. HUNTINGTON, M.D., Med. Director. 



Mrs. Malaprop remarked, on hearing of thc^im' r 
erous victims of "La Grippe.' that ' Ammonia 1S^| 
very prevalent just now." Di I she refer to the 
Crown Lavender Salts, everybody is buying? very 
likely. 



TOWN AND COUNTRY 

= CARRIAGES. 

Every variety popular 
and useful for seaside and 
inland resorts and for Park 
driving. 

Unequaled for beauty of 
form and perfection of 
finish. 

All parts entering into 
details of construction 
manufactured on the 
premises. 

BREWSTER &CO- 

(OF BROOME ST.) 

Broadway, 47th to 48th St., N. Y. 



OLD COLD. 

We pay cash for old gold jewelry of all 
kinds — chains, brooches, old gold watch 
cases, etc. 

Turn Your Worn-out Jewelry into Cash, 

Old gold can be sent to us from any part 
of the United States, by express; we will 
test it and send you an estimate ; if our fig- 
ures are not satisfactory we will return it to 
you. 

We are licensed to buy old gold. 

A. F. BURBANK, 

J ew elei- , 

301 Main Street, Worcester, Mass. 

ESTABLISHED 1843. 



FOUNTAIN & STYLO PENS 



A good. Reliable Stylographic Pen for $1.00. Fountain 
Pen, $2 00. Star Fountain Pen, $i.5oand upwards. 
The Independent Pen is a 14-Karat Gold Pen 
filled with a Fountain or Reservoir Holder, and com- 
bines an Inkstand and Gold Pen in one Circulars free. 
Send to us before buying elsewhere. Agents wanted. 

J. V. ULLRIfH &. CO,, 108 Liberty St, N.Y. 



,UR PLATES ARE MADE BY THE 
ELECTRO LIGHT ENGRAVING CO. 
157 A 159 WILLIAM ST., N. Y. ^O.UR 
WORK FROM THIS ESTABLISHMENT 
IS OF EXCEPTIONAL MERIT AND IS ; 
DELIVERED WHEN PROMISED." 

PUBLISHERS. OF 'LIFE ' 



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A GUILTY CONSCIENCE. 

MlSS PEERSEEKER : Oh, Baron, I would so much like lo hear yon tell again about how King Ludzoig presented you with a decoration 
when you were a mere little shaver, and — 

The BARON Barberot.SA : A leedle shaver! I did not shave any one ven I vas leedle. I did not learn my trade until — {recollecting 
himself) — dot is — / did not learn a trade at all. 



A MODIFIED TITLE. 

SMALL DAUGHTER : Mamma, Susie Riche says her 
papa is a business man. Is my papa a business man ? 
Mrs. Smallprofit (gloomily) : Not much of one. 

A SIGN OF THE TIMES. 

BOBBY : Pa, what does the pawn-broker's sign of three balls 
mean ? 
Pa : It means, Bobby, that it is two to one that the man 
never redeems his property. 

Even a sea-horse may be blind. 



THE YOUNG MEN BOWED. 

YOU are like Joshua," remarked Mrs. Snodgrass to her 
daughter, as young Dolley uncovered and remained 
standing while she passed. 
" Why, mamma ? " 
" The son stands still for you." 

ONE GOOD REASON. 

YOU can't catch guinea pigs by putting salt on their tails." 
" Why ? " 
" One reason is they have no tails." 



CAPITAL CHIPS. 



Capital Chips 

Published every Saturday. 
$2.?o a year in ad\ free. Single copies, 5 cents. 

49-Kcmit by express, money order, draft, post-office order or registered letter. 

all communications regarding circulation or subscriptions to n Beaver St. 

Capital Chips Publishing Co., Publishers, 

15 North Pearl Street, Albany, N. Y. 



Entered at Post-Oflice, at Albany, N. Y., as second class matter, Jan. 2S, 1890. 

be accompanied by stamps (or return, if not available for 
publication. 



e B. Gallui Editor. 

,L CHIPS will be found on sale on all news stands and on trains entering the city. 



Press of Brandow Printing Company. 



Vol. I. 



ALBANY, N. Y., MARCH 22, 1890. 



No. 18. 



TT is said that a citizen of Albany fell into a deep sleep and 
•^ dreamed a dream. And, behold, in his dream he was 
carried back into the very pinafore time of the world, beyond 
even the age of that Pharaoh, whose mummified remains our 
astute Twain would have us charter for our own Chicago 
World's Fair, in short into that halcyon day of the globe, desig- 
nated -in literature charts, and by the learned doctors, as the 
ij myths. 

And in his dream, lo ! he beheld a powerful state, the inhab- 
itants of which were building for themselves a magnificent 
temple. For years the men had given the labor of their hands, 
and women the gold of their rings and bracelets, and their 
necklaces of fine gold for the completion of the temple, so that 
it grew to lofty proportions ; a very marvel in stone, more hand- 
some far than the "stately pleasure dome " of the mythical 
Kubla Khan. 

At length there rose two parties in the state, and they began 
to contend one with the other. And behold, in his dream, he 
saw that on account of this contention, their labor ceased and 
there was no longer any sound of the hammer or the cutting 
steel within the temple, and all was left a prey to the gnawing 
tooth of the elements. No longer did the women give their 
gifts nor the men the labor of their hands for the great work, 
because it was said on all sides that the gold and the laborers 
would be controlled for " political purposes," a phrase for which 
the people came to have great respect. 

In vain did the wise men and the prophets counsel haste and 
urge the completion of the work, lest by the delay and the 
decay, which had already begun within the walls of the long 
unfinished temple, it might at length fall in ruin. 

But all this availed nothing. At last there came a great wind 
which smote upon the temple and sought out all its weaknesses, 
and, behold, it fell with a mighty noise. 

Hereupon the citizen awoke and found that it was all a 
dream, yet marveled much at the fashion of it, and also at the 
folly of those who builded the temple of his dream in such an 
absurd, antiquated fashion. 



WHAT WE CAN DO. 

' I "II E fact that Albany occupies a geographical position which 
should make it one of the most important commercial 
cities of the East, is generally recognized among business men 
throughout the community. The proof that it was so recognized 
by our ancestors, is found in the fact that they selected this site 
in preference to any other at that early day, when they had 
the whole field to choose from. 



Albanians agree that our city is not as large or prosperous as 
it should be, but differ widely as to the cause. 

The Chamber of Commerce was organized to promote the 
business interests of this city. It is simply a piece of machinery 
designed to attain a given end. It cannot accomplish much 
without the hearty cooperation of our business men generally. 

What can we do ? 

1st. Stop belittling and condemning our own city. 

2d. Look for, and comment upon its manifold advantages, 
rather than its disadvantages and shortcomings. 

3d. By some practicable method encourage existing manu- 
facturing industries to enlarge their plant and business. 
Organize new companies for the manufacture of new lines of 
goods, and induce small outside manufacturers to locate here. 
We should be very much pleased to receive practicable sugges- 
tions as to how this can be accomplished. 

4th. At least one of our large vacant manufacturing build- 
ings should be fitted up with heat and power, and arranged so 
that any space desired from ten feet square up, could be rented 
at a moderate cost. We could then induce many small manu- 
facturers to locate here, and they could easily secure more floor 
space as the business expanded. 

5th. I do not desire Albanians to expect that the Chamber of 
Commerce can work a revolution in our business and manufac- 
turing interests in a month, nor that we can locate some large 
manufacturing concern here at once. But, by discussing and 
investigating the difficulties under which we labor, when an 
intelligent conclusion as to what is best to be done has been 
reached, this body, with its three hundred members, should fur- 
nish an effective method of executing the plan decided upon. 

6th. Our difficulties are personal not geographical. We centre 

our full energies upon our individual interests and business, and 

neglect the interests of our city as a whole. A little more time 

I and thought on the part of every citizen, studying what can be 

1 done to promote the business of the city as a whole, and a little 

: more willingness to heartily cooperate in executing whatever 

plan is adopted by the majority, whether it agrees with our 

' judgment or not, is the imperative demand of the hour. Shall 

we have it ? 




/^HIPS presents to its readers this week an admirable editorial 
— article from the pen of Mr. F. F. Wheeler, the energetic 
secretary of the Chamber of Commerce. Next week, " The 
Future of Art in Albany," will be discussed by that enthusiastic 
and talented exponent of our city's artistic life, Mr. Charles M. 
Lang. 

Not content always with wearing the cap and bells, Chips 
will, from time to time, grasp the aged reaper by the vegetable 
covering of his brow, and hack out a large sized piece of 
mental palpulum of this character for the public to subsist 
upon. As may have been perceived by this time, Chips is 
endeavoring to identify itself with the best interests of the 
city, and when not occupied with its regular duties as court jester 
to the sovereign people, so to speak, will give itself those 
genuine airs of independence which are not commonly worn 
upon the top rail of that journalistic fence, sometimes labeled, 
"Independent." A number of strikingly interesting papers 
will appear in the near future over the signatures of prominent 
Albanians, which will present important local problems from a 
non-partisan standpoint. 



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T~)OUBTLESS the most 
widely known news- 
paper man in Albany is 
Mr. James H. Manning, 
of the Aigus. The nature 
of a journalist's labor is 
such as to keep him from 
m in g\ i n g much with 
society, and the reason 
that Mr. Manning is 
familiarly known.through- 
out the city, and even the 
state, is that he has been 
i d e n t i fi e d with other 
spheres of activity, in 
financial, mercantile and 
official life. But not- 
withstanding his varied 
interests, journalism has 
not been with him a mere 
transient occupation or an avocation, but rather the serious 
vocation of his life. He entered it immediately after com- 
pleting his education, and despite his monetary interest in the 
Argus, he sought no royal road to advancement. He was wisely 
content to begin at the foot of the ladder, and would take pro- 
motion only when he had conquered the right to it. Thus it is, 
now that there has devolved upon him the management of a 
great paper — for he is president of the Argus company as well as 
managing editor — that he possesses full knowledge of its needs 
and resources. Other duties may take from him the power to 
assume the full harness of newspaper work, but that the Argus 
feels his impress in its every utterance, the public is well aware. 
Mr. Manning, until recently, gave much of his time and atten- 
tion to the duties of the civil service commission; for several 
years he has been actively identified with the direction of affairs 
in the National Commercial Bank, and there are other and 
manifold business enterprises in which his counsel and ex- 
perience are sought. These are exacting burdens for a man to 
bear who has scarcely entered the prime of life. But Mr. 
Manning is wise enough to provide for himself relaxations that 
also command his full energy. He is a very successful and en- 
thusiastic amateur photographer, and a member of the Camera 
Club. He has shown admirable judgment in the choice of sub- 
jects, and could show many exquisite transcripts of woodland 
and water scenery. He is a devoted follower of Isaak Walton 
in "the gentle art," and to his credit is placed one of the largest 
muscalonge ever caught in the St. Lawrence. So much for the 
diversions afield. Should one visit his study, there, might be 
seen an almost priceless collection of coins and tokens, as well 
as an autograph collection, particularly rich in Americana. On 
one or two occasions the public has seen, at loan exhibitions, a 
wonderful array of Zuni pottery and Alaskan antiquities and 
curiosities from his cabinets. The same thoroughness that 
marks his business career, is thus seen even in his pursuit of 
pleasure. 

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TAKE hope, once more brethren and fellow citizens ! Mr. 
Henry B. Pettes, the cosmopolitan, art connoisseur and 
clever critic that he is, says there is no more appreciative centre 
nor one — mark his words — more liberal in the expenditure of 
money for art, than Albany. It is something to have lived long 
enough to hear an honest expression of this kind from the 
utside. 



HAIL TIII<: NEW COMER. 
Ur PHEPURE" Baking Powder Company, one of Albany 

1 new and decidedly live enterprises, gave i pn :s in- 
spection of its plant Thursday afternoon, at which many of the 
most prominent business men of the city were present. ChU'S 
felicitates itself on expressing the general sentiment of those 

present, that the company is destined to be not only a ('man. ial 
success, but, by virtue of the standing and enterprise of the men 
composing it, a conspicuous credit to the commercial life of the 
city. 




the cleverest of recent 
isJDaudet's "Wives of 
Men olGenius." It has been out of 
the press now some months, to lie 
sure, but it marks a little epoch of its own, written in that 
delicious style of which Daudet is so clever a master. Its 
illustrations are quite as delicious as the letter press, and the 
anecdotes and reminiscences related more palatable than either. 
Books received : " Story of Tonty," Mary C. Catherwood ; 
" Career of a Nihilist," Stepniak ; " Lora, the Mayor's Daugh- 
ter," W. Heimburg ; " Jupiter Lights," C. W. Woolson. 



MARCH 22, 1890. 



ADVERTISER'S FREE COUPON 

Put your name and Address here. 



Name, 



Street and No. 



Fill in the above and send it to the Capital Cmrs Publishing 
.Company, 15 North Pearl street, before 5 p. m., April 26. 

From the total number received, a committee of well-known 
business men will select at random five (5) coupons. 

The business man or firm whose name appears on the first 
coupon drawn, will be assigned one square, 14 lines agate, in 
the advertising columns of this paper, for 52 insertions, one 
year, value $58.50. 

To the second winner, one-half inch space, value $31.20. 

To the third, 3 lines, value $29.25. 

To the fourth, 2 lines, value $20. 

To the fifth, 1 line, value $10.75. 

All advertisements to begin May 1, 1890. 

Only strictly legitimate lines of trade will be recognized by 
the committee. 

NO PERSON or firm will be permitted to compete with more than 
five coupons bearing the same date. 

Address coupons plainly, 

Coupon Department, "Capital Chips," 

Albany, N. Y. 



CAPITAL CHIPS. 



THE VENTURE. 

MY ship is afloat on a dazzling sea of blue ; 
But, alas! alas! my ship has neither helm nor oar, 
She is freighted with a hope and my own heart is hei crew, 

,,i,l pray for her, but I can do nothing more. 

Vh ' sailor lads, 1 cheer as you sail across the main, 
All! sweethearts on shore, I weep as storms arise ' 

But my little bark, 1 fear, will ne'er come home again, 
For the ocean where she ventures is— a girl's blue eyes. 

—Eloile de Lorez. 

A STORY OF LOST LOVE. 



UY A Dl I ,\l '.' Ql UNTANCE OK AMELIA RIVIiS-l HAM. I R. 




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i»;| A.RIANA, I have ceased to love you 

\ \ I V V. Willi the calmness born of despair and the 

'bracing effects of three b&trs frappe, I directed these 

cutting words at the fair girl who, only two minutes 

before, had looked forward to a happy union and a 

trip to Europe, 

Mariana was beautiful ; aye, more than beautiful. 
The pen was never made that could describe her 
charms, and yet I had ceased to love her. 

Why, do you ask ? Ah, well, I know not, but my 
love had died within me and was awaiting decent 
burial. 

And so 1 broke the the news to her gently, but 
firmly. I did not tell her that her father had gone 
wrong in the stock market, and that there were no' 
prospects of a life of luxury in store for us. Why 
torture her mind with thoughts so worldly ? 





Ari 

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who — 



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EXHIBITOR: Ladies and gentlemen, I will now introduce to your notice the greatest 
curiosity in the collection, and perhaps in the world. He ?ras found running wild in the 
interior of South America, and is supposed to be one of a base ball nine wrecked on the coast. 
When discovered he was throwing a cocoanut to some monkeys he had trained to catch and 
run to different bases. His costume, though limited, is the only one we can induce him to 
wear. He has lost all knowledge of his mother tongue, except the words, "Judgment, foul, 
how's that, and I'll take mine straight!" 



I rose to take my leave. 

Mariana ceased wringing her hands 
and stopped guessing as to the fate of 
her pretty wedding gowns. Her eyes 
became distorted. Her face twitched 
nervously. She clinched her fists and 
glared wildly about. Ah, how beauti- 
ful she looked then — but what girl is 
beautiful when her father is a financial 
wreck ? 

" You shall rue this moment ! " 

She did not hiss the words, but 
spoke them in an undertone. They 
frightened me. 

Quick as thought Mariana rushed to 
the etagere and seized a large flask. 

Before I could reach her side she 



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had placed it to her lips and emptied it of its contents. 

" Good-bye," she cried. " You have driven me to this !" 

I did not wait to see her die, but rushed from the room 
for a doctor. Save her I must. 

The minutes seemed hours, days, years ; aye, centuries. 
At last I found a physician. 

We hurried back to Mariana's apartment. She was 
lying on the floor. Her senses had fled. She was dead, 
perhaps. 

And I was the cause of this awful tragedy ! 

The doctor bent over her. He felt her pulse. He 
picked up the bottle and held it scrutinizingly to the light. 
On the label was inscribed one word ; " Gin ! " 

Ralph D. Blumenfeld. 

A POOR MAN. 

AWYER : You say deceased was a poor man ? 
Witness : Yes, sir ; very poor. 
Lawyer : Had you ever been inside of his house ? 
Witness : No, sir ; but I knew that he kept seven 
dogs. 

JN marrying an heiress, it is always well to secure the 
paternal con$ent. 




Wife : You loved mt before we were married. 
Hubby : Well, it's your turn to love me now, isn't it? 



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HE WAS IN NO DANGER. 

" Perkins received a despatch this morning announcing the death of his wife's mother, 

" Was he visibly affected ? 

" Yes, indeed ; but you knozu joy never kills." 



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Tl i E quiet citj oi New 
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fork appears to be 
the one secluded spot 

In alter most by 
Albanians for that rest 
and quiet which one seeks 
during the long days and weeks 
of penance in Lent, and which 
brings back to the cheek the 
rosy hue and glow that was 
>st during the long watches 
and vigils of the night listening 
to sweet nothings and the soft, 
entrancing strains of music. Among those at the metropolis 
are Miss Van Vechten, Miss Farnsworth, Miss McClelland and 

Mi s. Rufus King. 

* * -* 

T I is to be hoped that the stately minuet will not be omitted 
from the Kirmess on account of the scarcity of "men." 
Is it possible that the gilded youth of this city cannot boast of 
enough graceful dancers to supply the necessary couples, or, 
can it be, that they fear the court dress will reveal a sad lack of 
" good form ?" 

A MONG the Albanians who have occupied boxes at the 
"^^ Metropolitan Opera House during the past week is Mrs. 
Dean Sage, who has given a number of small theatre parties. 
Miss Sage, with Mrs. Kelley is sojourning in the Adirondacks at 
Jersey Field, the summer home of Mr. C. P. Williams. 

* * * 

"THE latest fad for the decoration of a " cosy corner " is a 

home-made spider web, of white or gray thread; a large 

Japanese spider is then hung in the middle of the web and the 

contrivance looks natural enough to tempt one to sweep it down 

with a broom. 

* # # 

TV/TISS Kate Walsh, who is the guest of Mrs. Hampden Robb 

of New York, is having a most delightful sojourn in the 

metropolis, and an unusually pretty tea was given in her honor 

during the week by Mrs. Newbold Morris. 
* # * 

]\/l"RS. Harmon Pumpelly Read, who was a Madamoiselle de 
Carron, is a most bright and vivacious woman, and has 
led greatly to the charm of society during the past winter, 
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TV /T R. James McNaughton intends making quite an extended 
southern trip, and Mr. Dudley Olcott is at Chesapeake 
bay enjoying the fascinating sport of duck shooting. 



KELLOGG'S 

Original : Advertising : Bureau 

was badly scorched last Monday morning, 
but not enough to stop business, which is 
still pouring in at the old stand, No. S 
Maiden Lane, Albany, N. Y 



l\/[ RS. lames Cook, who has been visiting her sister Mrs. 
^ ^ Hand, is now in St. Paul, Minnesota, at the home of her 

daughter, Mrs. John Townsend. 

* * * 

TV/TR. and Mrs. William Rogers of New York, who have 
***■ been the guests of Mrs. Doane, are now enjoying the hospi- 

tality "f Mrs. Evans. 

* * * 

RS. and Miss Vanderpoel who have been visiting at Fortress 
Monroe, returned home on Friday. 



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r pHE fencing tournament at the press club is likely to be a 

feature of decided interest to many outside of the club 

membership. There will be at least 15 entries, and many of 

the contestants skillful wielders of the foil. 

Among the latest to enter the lists is Major Roeselle, who 

will give the crack fencers of the club some very difficult points 

to solve. 

* * -x- 

A CABLEGRAM was received from Paris during the past 

"^^ week to the effect that young Meredith Read, son of Gen. 

Meredith Read, late minister to Greece, while fencing with a 

young viscomte was severely wounded in the neck. Blood 

flowed profusely and at first the wound was considered very 

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Frank Lape of Altamont, aims to have no superior. Having 
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its best artists— would it be too much to say its best?— 
Walter Launt Palmer. His work is so fearlessly original, so 
independent of conventionalities, whether as to subject, 
technique or style of treatment, that one is always wondering 
what he will be doing next. A couple of years ago, a large 
picture came from his brush and created a stir. It was 
"Venice," among the first of the series of Venetian pictures, 
so marked with his individuality that they constitute in them- 
selves almost a separate school. It was purchased for a large 
sum by the well-remembered Dean of All Saints Cathedral 
Frank L. Norton. 

Just now, another Venice has grown upon the canvas under 
his touch — a Venice so different from any of its predecessors 
that one hardly could recognize in it the same hand, though it 
embodies in it the same love for nature in her purer moods, the 
same ardent study, the same masterly finish of execution. 
One day last week it was on exhibition at Annesley's, the next 
it was sent, with its two contemporary works, to the National 
Academy at New York. Its reception there is awaited with 
great interest. 

It is Venice just after twilight, when the upper sky wears 
the darker blue of early night, while yet the horizon is 
tinged with the faint, pale green after-glow of sunset. The 
buildings of the city— the Campanile di San Marco, near 
the centre, with the Ducal palace, the Bridge of Sighs, the 
prison at the right, the government buildings at the left — stand 
out dark and clean-cut against the lower sky, while below, the 
dark blue water reflects the varied lights, which go far to make 
the picture the wonderful work that it is. On the water at the 
left, the barcarole has drawn about it a group of gondolas 
whose lights, with the four big, spherical lanterns upon the 
music barge, brighten up that corner of the scene and lend a 
starting-point for the line of light across the picture — the gas 
lamps on the quay. These cast a ruddy radiance upon the fronts 
of the buildings, and lead the eye into the Piazetta, where the 
Campanile rises toward the bright star which throws into the 
picture the extreme of distance, and at the same time relieves 
the quivering sky of any sense of opacity. A dark buoy in the 
foreground, its rope hung with sea-weed as it swings from the 
bow of an invisible vessel, balances the star in the sky. 

Briefly, then, it is a marvellous picture ; so daring, so original 
that it challenges criticism at the outset, and the chances are 
that unfavorable criticism will find in it little to work upon. 



the Dutch school; " On 'the Adriatic," by T, li. Hardy, a 
wonderfully luminous and sympathetii marine; "A Golden 
Sunset, "by VV. Ay. i! [ngram, R. 15. A., R. I., a marine also, 
and one that for color effects is seldom excelled; "A Ground 
Swell on the South Coast," by (has. Mottram- m. mbei "f the 
Royal Academy, London— a largeand thoroughly realistic study 
of coast and surf. 

These are but a few of the examples of famous living painti 
which, through Mr. Peues' exceptional taste and unusual 
facilities for collecting, Albanians have an Opportunity oi 
securing. 

In his collection of autotypes ate many new things, particu 
larly from the Pitti Palace anil the Universal Exposition in 
Paris. 

Among the most striking features of the autotype collection 
is a hundred or more reproductions of the studios of fan 
French painters with the artists at work therein. 

The best that can be said of Mr. Pettes, pray observe the 
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■"THOSE wlio were fortunate 

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rendition of " Esmeralda," by Mr. 

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on Monday evening, followed by 

his clever impersonation in Mrs. 

Stowe's humorous sketch, "The 

Minister's Housekeeper," brought 

away many pleasant recollections 

to those who have heard him in 

David Garrick," the satisfaction was tinged with some little 

disappointment. In " David Garrick," Mr. Powers has a wider 

range of opportunity, and the results are more satisfactory. 

Despite the fa< t that Mr. Powers has read the play here twice, 

the person 01 organization who will bring him here next year 

lo present " David Garrick," and that alone, will make a 

profitable venture. 

* * * 

'"PHE first half of the current week at Proctor's theatre was 

L devoted to Sydney Rosenfeld's new comedy-drama, "The 

Stepping Stone," a rather peculiar effort to show the alleged 

serious side of what is merely an idiotic fad, and worthy only 

oi satire. In its present shape, "The Stepping Stone " will 

probably reduce its author's financial confidence in himself, 

There is, however, but little :n it of which, from a strictly literary 

point of view, he may not be proud. The comedy lines are 

it, and the language throughout such as would puzzle some 

of his prejudiced critics to reach. When put in contrast with 

Henry Guy Carleton's woful failure "The Pembertons," it 

furnishes rather a pretty sight, and if Rosenfeld could be 

induced to eliminate all that savors of "drama" and inject 

additional clever comedy to fill up the gap, he would be likely 

to own a paying bit of stage property, and have the pleasure 

of making money, where he now is a most persistent loser. 

The people want laughter, not tears or theosophic rot, and the 

writer of plays who realizes this will be most likely to remain in 

the financial swim. That Mr. Rosenfeld can write clever 

comedy has already been demonstrated, for all assertions to 

the contrary it was his pen that shaped considerably more than 

one-half of "The Senator." 

* * * 

a I_J ELD BY THE ENEMY " will hold the boards at Proctor's 

theatre during the first half of next week, including the 

umkiI Wednesday matinee and needs but the mere announcement 

lo draw large audiences. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday the 

attraction at Proctor's will be Frank Sanger's, "Pine Meadow" 

a play that achieved much success at the Madison Square 

theatre and which will have its first provincial presentation in 



Albany on Thursday evening. The cast to be shown is one of 
the strongest that could be gotten together by Mr. Sanger, and 
the scenic effects will be remarkable for their realism. Those 
who witnessed the production of "Mr. Barnes of New York,'' 
early in the season, were given a sample of the way Mr. Sanger 

does his part of the work. 

* # * 

TTHK advance sale of seats for " Norma " ran up above $2,000, 
* so Manager Oliver announces, and the prospects are that 
the venture will n«>l prove unprofitable from the managerial 
standpoint as many had feared. Seats are now on sale at 
Thomas' and Cluett's music stores. This one night of grand 
opera will be an event to be remembered, and gratefully, by 
Albanians as an early result of having a suitable public hall. 

-x- -x- * 
TO OBERT MANTELL in " Monbars" and "Hamlet" furnished 
an opportunity for much speculation, approbation and crit- 
cal discussion at Proctor's, Thursday and Friday. To-night 
he will appear in "Monbars." In a line, it may be said, for want 
of fuller expression, that his appearance in these roles is one 
of the most entertaining events of the dramatic season. 

•x- * -x- 
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^^^ entertainment, was the appearance of the Boston Ideal 
Banjo, Mandolin and Guitar Club at Jermain Hall, Tuesday 
evening, in the last of the successful Y. M. C. A. lecture course. 
By special request the club remained and gave another concert 
on the following evening. 

'"P HE last concert of the Schubert Club was held Thursday 

evening. It was unquestionably one of thebest ever given 

by the live organization which deserves hearty support for the 

work it is accomplishing. 

* * * 

TZENNEDY, Williams and Magee. in " Time Will Tell," have 
been doing a good business at Jacob's Opera house 
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and Skinner, of the department of public instruction. This 
is no reflection upon the other deputies, but those named work 
the hardest, as far as known. 

# # # 
Jl^ON PETER PETER PEALER, of Steuben, who is known 
as the three " P's," is an eccentricity. He never goes 
home. He has stuck here since the day he was sworn in. He 
spends all his leisure time in reading the blue book, all docu- 
ments and bills introduced by the legislature. He intends to 
earn his $1,500. The railroads threw away their passes on him; 
had they been meal tickets they would have been used. 

* * * 
p^ON. WILLIAM C. STEVENS, of Malone, is another 

member who doesn't go home. He runs a grocery store, 
and every Saturday the receipts of the week are sent him. He 
says the store makes more money when he is away, and he is 
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* # -x- 
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now corridor habitues mention something about "where is that 
hat going with the boy," when he passes. But he is a hustling 
member, just the same. 

* * * 

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BIDDY HAS A BEAU. 

lX/TY life was once a pleasant dream. 

How sweet to sail along the stream ! 
'Till Biddy got a beau. 

As home I sat at dewy eve, 
What pictures did my fancy weave ! 
'Fore Biddy got a. beau. 

But nightly now, at hour of eight, 
I hear the " click " of garden gate ; 
He comes — our Biddy's beau. 

He smokes a pipe, the rankest kind, 
But neither of them seem to mind, — 
Our Biddy and her beau. 

My little wife she laughs at me, 
And says : " don't act so foolishly, 
" Let Biddy have her beau." 

I try to read my dear Balzac ; 
Between the lines, in white and black, 
Is — " Biddy and her beau." 

Their Celtic tones come thro' the floor ; 
I seize my hat and bang the door 
On Biddy and her beau, 

And seek the club ; naught there I hear, 
While quaffing frequent rounds of beer, 
Of Biddy and her beau. 

James Martin. 



/^O'S. A, IS and D held i.-nUr drills Honda) nil Co 

^ (' Thursday evening. Co. A drilled on the market 

square. 

* * '/.- 

P i I K Jackson Corps enjoyed a banquet Saturday evening in 
celebration of "Old Hickory's" birthday. Speeches and 
toast making occupied an enjoyable part of the evening, 

* # * 

THE Emmet Guards celebrated St. Patrick's day in a vei 
fitting manner. After enjoying a delightful entertain 
ment the members and their guests adjourned to satisfy the 
inner man, which was done in a most satisfactory manner. 

* # « 

AN examining board will be appointed the coming week to 
examine the members of the 3d Brigade Ambulance Corps. 
The authorized medal will be issued to those members passing 
a satisfactory examination. 

* * * 
pAPT. WALTER SCOTT, of the Old Guard, was the guesl of 
\~> the Burgesses Corps during the week. The siege of 
quietude which has so long pervaded the ranks of this time 
honored organization has been supplanted by a scene of unusual 
activity. At their meeting Monday evening, the membership, 
which now includes many of Albany's most prominent citizens 
was increased by the election of nineteen more : Capt. 1! K 
Spelman, Hon. F. M. Danaher, M. H. Rooker, P. Wendell 
Parke, Col. J. C. Cuyler, Col. J. S. Robbins, Lieut. Ames, W. 
N. Haskell, B. Staley, J. B. Robbins, Clinton Ten Eyck, Geo. 
Low, P. Hogan, H. Gardner, Graham Martin, B. Ouinn, S. H. 
Shattuck, D. McElveney and G. W. Puffer. Active prepara- 
tions are being made and rehearsals held for the entertainment 
to be given on May 5th. The costumes for this occasion are 
being made in Philadelphia. Tickets may be had from any of 
the members. The corps has always been the first to open its 
doors and offer its hospitality to visiting organizations and our 
citizens should show their appreciation of this fact by a most 

generous support. 

-x- -x- -x- 

THUS far Capt. Judson of Company A is the only captain in 
the 10th Battalion who has complied with the regulations 
as regards the internal military organization of his company. 
In accordance with the regulations he has numbered the men 
in a regular series, divided them into four squads, and placed 
each squad in charge of a sergeant. Each lieutenant has 
charge of two squads and is held responsible for the order and 
cleanliness of the members and the condition of their lockers. 
Each sergeant is held responsible for the condition of the arms, 
equipments and other property in the hands of the members of 
his squad. As new men are enlisted they are assigned to a 
squad and thoroughly drilled by the sergeant in charge of their 
squad before being allowed to participate in company drills. 
Squad drill are held almost every evening. It can be justly 
said that there is no harder working officer in the Battalion 
than Capt. Judson; and the practicability of his administration 
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ODDY'S coming down the 
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" I hear that he has caught a 
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" All right," said Fangle. 
" Hello, Roddy, I hear you have 
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" You don't say ! Why, my usefulness as a Sunday-school 
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pers as that. Why, gentlemen, I assure you that the largest 
fish I caught weighed only two pounds and a quarter." 

With a low, incredulous and simultaneous w r histle, Cumso and 
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They could not endure the presence of a man who told the 

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NO USE FOR IT. 

WHAT'S dis?" asked Uncle Rastus. 
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" Gwan 'way frum here. I don't need no safety razzer. Wen 
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TEACHER : Come here Tommy, and sit down. 
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Artists' Materials, Fine Furniture. 

Special Designs in Framing. 



ESTABLISHED 1840. 



EUROPE. 



Agency for every line of 



-—STEAMSHIPS,—:- 

Trans-Atlantic and Coastwise. 

I^ARLY application will secure the best accommodations for 
~*j sailings in May, June and July. Every requisite for 
European travelers. 

FOREIGN DRAFTS. 

FLETCHER VOSBURGH, 

645 Broadway, Albany. 

feaugfy from feij?e. 

A CHESTNUT steed— The white horse. 

* * * 
ENERALLY speaking — Women. 



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1 ALESMAN : "This is exceptionally fine; al 



hand 



^ painted." 
Small Sister of Shopper (scornfully) : " That's nothing ; 

so is the back of our house." 

* * * 

CHAIRMAN OF COMMITTEE : " We want a watch worth 
$100 to offer as a prize in an amateur contest." 
Jeweler :, " One that will cost aboutjfoo, I suppose." 



"A great artist ?" 

"Yes, to be sure. He is a 
skilful exponent of the best 
methods in watch making." 

" I thought his specialty was 
puzzles." 

"That is but one of them, 
which he uses to advantage in 
advertising his trade. His 
great railroad puzzle was an 
immense success." 

" I must call on him and 
have my watch repaired; what 
did you say was his number?" 

"No. 7 Clinton avenue, op- 
posite Pearl street, and you 
can't forget his name, J. W. 
Mende. Quite appropriate, 
you know. It's caused lots of 
comment about town." 



KEELER'S 

Oyster House and Restaurant, 

26 & 28 Maiden Lane, 

One Door West A M ■. 7 

of Broad-way. ALBANY, JN . Y . 

Ladies' Restaurant Up Stairs. 
Hotel Attached. 



PUOTOl'S * THEATRE 

PRICES: 

$1,75, 50,35, 25, & 15 cts. 



Monday, Tuesday and Wed- 
nesday, 

March 24, 25 and 26, 

Matiuee Wednesday. 

Wm. Gillette's War-Dram. i. 

Held Ij the Enemy 

with all the old favorites. 



Thursday, Friday & Saturday 

Mar. 27, 28 and 29, 

Matinee Saturday. 

Frank Sanger and Joseph 
Arthur's 

Pine : Meadow 

A Wonderful Cast. 

Marvelous Scenic Effects. 

Monday, March jr. 

The Still Alarm 



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CAPITAL CHIPS. 




EFFIE (to Mrs. Behaeather, who has just been speaking of Mr. B): Why, Mrs. Bel-weather, I thought you hadn't any husband? 
Mrs. B. : Why, of course I have, Effie. Do you mean to say that you don't know Mr. Be/weather? 

Effie : Yes, but 1 didn't suppose lie -was your husband. I thought vou hadn't any. Papa said you married for money, and that 
uas all you got. 



HANG IT! 

JUST when our wit we'd like to spring. 
It happens just this way! 
We never seem to think of the thing 
We would have liked to sav. 

MOOD AND TENSE. 

GUSHING LOVED ONE :' Archibald, will you love me then as now? 
Passionate Lover : Let us not deal in futurities, Celia; I will love you now as 
then. Let us have as much now as possible. 

HIS MIND IV AS ELSEWHERE. 

ANYTHING new in kids ? " inquired the stylish young lady while on her shopping 
tour. 
" Yes," replied the polite salesman absent-mindedly, "twins last night — I beg your 
pardon — " 

But the stylish young lady was out of sight. 




MAKING HIS MARK.' 



CAPITAL CHIPS. 




L DOUGLAS $P SHOE 

And other Specialties 

For GENTLEMEN, LADIES and BOYS. 





For 

MISSES. 



For LADIES. 

SO AA Best 

OiVV Dongola. 

®o nn Extra Valuo 

^■V/VS for t)ie pric 

s l.75 

For BOYS' 4 YOUTH'. 

$ 2 «c*l.75 

SCHOOL SHOES. 

\V. L. Doiialas Shoes for Gentlemen are made In Congress, Button and Law, sized 5 to 11, Including 

half sizes and widths, and all styles of toe. Bovs' sized 1 to ."> 1-2, and youth's 1 1 to 13 1-2, also half sizes in each. 

W. Li. Douglas #3 Shoe for Ladies embraces the following :— No. 4'.i6. "The Spanish opera;" 
No. i'Z7, "The French Opera ;" So. 4".i!S. "The American < 'oininou sense ■," No. 4'iU, "The Medium Common 
Sense j" No. 1 :{'J. "The French Opera," laced front and patent leather toe cap. Sizes 1 to 7, and half sizes ; H, 
C, D, E, EE widths. 

W. L. Douglas $2 Shoe for Ladies. No. 224, "Opera," soft finish goat ; No. 225, "Medium Common 
Sense," soft finished goat ; No. 226) "Opera," fine Dongola; No. 227, "Medium Common Sense," fine Dongola. 
Sizes 1 to 7, including hall sizes ; C, D, E, and EE widths. 

W. L. Douglas $1 .75 Shoe tor Misses, 11 to 2 and half sizes, regular and spring heels. 

Ask Your Dealer, and if he cannot supply you with W. I,. Douglas shoes, take no others, but send direct 
to factory, enclosing advertised price. To Order by .Mail. Gentlemen and Boys will state size usually worn, 
style and width desired. Ladies will please give the number. of style desired, size and width usually worn, 
and if a snug or loose fit is preferred. For Misses state size and kind of heel. W. L. Douglas's name and tin' 
price are stamped on bottom of all shoes, and every pair are warranted. Send name and address on 
postal card for valuable information. \V. 1j. DOUGLAS, Brockton, Mass. 





THIS LABEL IS ON THE BEST RIBBON MADE. 
ASK YOUR DEALER FOR IT. 



KODAKS. 



" )'"// press the 

hullo //, 
Wi do the rest." 



Seven New Styleb and Sizes all oaded with 

Transparent Films. 
For Sale l>y all Photo. Stock Dealers. 

THE EASTMAN COMPANY, 
lend for Catalogue. ROCHESTER, N. ) 




Send for Application Blanks and Secu 
Accident Insurance at Actual Cost. 



BEAUTY. 

Wrinkles, Black-heads, 

I'imples, Freckles, Pittinsis, Moles 
^ajljj and Superfluous ILdr permanently 
IsSSr removed. Fle.-h increased or re- 
s^f duced. Complexions I'eautitied. The 
rj) : Form developed; Hair, Brows and 
Lashes colored and restored. Inter- 
esting Book (sent sealed ),4rC. Mme. 
Velaio, 444 W. 47th St., N. Y. 
jKpf City. Mention this paper. 

MRS. WINSLOTV'S SOOTHING SYKTP 

for fifty years has been used by mothers for their Children 
while Teething, It Soothes the Child, Softens the Gums, 
Allays all Pain, Cures Wind Colic and is the Best Remedy 
for l> arrhoea. Bv all Druggists. 25c. a Bottle. 




Provident Fund Society, 

280 Broadway, New York. 

Is pronounced by Insurance Agents and experts 

to be the simplest, cheapest and best plan of 
Accident Insurance yet presented. 

$5000— Life Indemnity. 

$5000- Loss of hand and foot. 

$2500— Perm a n en t Disability. 

$11250 — Loss of hand or foot. 

SI 250 Loss of Kye. 
#25 per week while disabled by reason of an 
accidental injury, not exceeding 52 weeks. 

Total cost to member $14 per year, which 
may be paid in one payment, or in payments ol 
$2 each, at the option of the insured. 

A. N. LOCKWOOD, President. 



LADY AGENTS CLEAR $150 %2$&2fc3££. 

Exclusive territory and most liberal terms. S3 sample 
free to agents. Write for terms. 

Lewis Schiei.e & Co.. 301 Broadway. N*. Y. 



cx\\\MH% 





unis 



• COPYR IGHT • 



haJf done? 



)egin your work by buying & cake of Sapolia 

SAP0L10 isasolid cake of Scouring Soap 

Try a cake and judge j'or yourself. ^:" 

sapolio ? ^st sstwr ^s^xya ^#&'& t z& t sEru&sr^£'s& 

floors, tables and shelves a new appearance. It will take the grease off the dishes and off the pots and pans \ou can scour the k«me« 
and forks with it, and make the tin things shine brightly. The wash-basin, the bath-tub even the greasy kitchen sink ^"^.^nl The re 
Sew pia if you use SAPOLIO. One cake will prove all we say. Be a clever little housekeeper and try it. Beware of imitations. Ihere 



is but one SAPOLIO. 



ENOCH MORGAN'S SONS CO., NEW YORK. 



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CAPITAL CHIPS. 



NEW ENGLISH PERFUME, 
Crab-Apple 
Blossoms. 

thl BCI lit- "I II..' 

season Is I'mb-Applr llio»- 

»«ini-. a il. • ..r 

i|imiit\ and fragrance - 
/ .„,/..,. r..„. i .;.,„,„„;. 

lr would not be possible to coil' 
celve ,.r a more delicate and de- 
lightful perfume than the < ■:■ ii- 

ap|»l« Illnn.oiu*, which 18 pill 

up bj i n»., ol 

London, ii has the milium >t »i.riiik 
in ii, mil I one oould ase ii for a 
life inn. .in. I u. \ er tin of It— New 




17^ Nn^OSOSHONOON 






I'm ui> In 1, 3, it iiiul ■ ounce bottles. 

INVIGORATING 
LAVENDER 
SALTS. 

■ R] ,.i-ri in i.i 

uur readers who arc in the 
hai.it ..f purchasing that .1, liclous 
perfume, Urnh~Ai»ple Bio*. 
sums, ol th, Crown Perfumery inr^MiP 5 - 
«'.>. Hiiiiuiil also procure a hottU' IIH". in 
of their celebrated Invlitmiii. iM «„£" 

Imt ■•■•vender «i:ill». N< • LA* /^ 

rapid or pleasant <ur.' for a head, 
ache i* possible. While leaving 
the bottle open fora lew minutes, 
permits a most agreeable odor to 
which purities ami r>- 
fri'sh 'K the air most perceptibh 

I, f.ll.'.—rmi: 

THE GROWN PEEFUMERY CO., 

177 Wen Bond St.. Iiondon. Sold Everywhere. 

s.-ii.l vi cents In stamps to Cnawell, Hasae.v A* Co., 

Kew York, wlin will inuil a trial Bijou sample l.ottle 
of the above delicious <'ral»-A|»ule iiIohmoiii Per- 
fume to any ad.lresa. 

bFn D^T H IS PAPER 

AS YOU CET IT. 

SEND P.. and we 

us DDL. »iii 

send you, postpaid, an 
elegant!) decorated 

binder, u ith name <>n 
from i over, to hold cne 
year'siisae.'i thisj .a] n r 
Price list of Binder 
for any publication sent 
free. L'ncqualed for 
keeping hooksorpapcrs 
from mutilation or loss. 

ASA L. SHIPMAN'S SONS, 

Man ufacturliig Stationers, 

Esibii8h.dl837. 10 Murray St., New York. 



CAIN 
ONE POUND 
A Day. 

Again op a pound a day in the 

CASE ol V MAN WHO HAS BECOME "ALL 
KIN DOWN," AND HAS BEGUN TO TAKE 
11 1 A I REMARKABLE FLESH PRODUCER, 

SCOTT'S 

FWULSION 

OF PURE COD LIVER OIL WITH 

Hypophosphites of Lime & Soda 

IS NOTHING UNUSUAL. Tills FEAT 

has been performed over and over 
again. Palatable as milk. En- 
dorsed by physicians. soi.d by all 
druggists. avoid substitutions and 
imitations. 




BUY THE WRINGER s t a h v a e t s 

2£ MOST LABOR 
our PURCHASE GEAR 

JSaves naif the labor of other wringers 

and coats but little more. Crank is not 
attached to either roll. 

EM P T it. T? J>< ""* not urease 
JXi.JT±JXa the CLOTHES. 
Solid White Rubber Rolls. Warranted. 
Also "DAISY " and " VOLUNTEER" WRINC- 
ERS, Clothes llryiiiir Hurs etc. Apents wanted 
everywhere. EMPIKEWBLVGER CO., Auburn, N.Y. 




If you want a security that is 
safe, paying best rates of interest, 
examine our Farm Loans and 
viol 1 Debentures. Twenty years 
of success without loss to inves- 
tors. American Investment Co., 
i 5oNassau Street, New York. 



X» WEAR THE „ w-k 

|pURr#&lAeKAIlD 



Sco that ovprv pnir is Ftarapetl 
The Buuta Packard. 

"Korrect Shape." 




Don't pemiit any subs itute for the " korrect Shape," as we 
have arrang .1 to supply any one in 1)1 • United States who can 
not get these goods of our agents, and p. **pay a]! delivery charges 
thus bi Uigi lyr them to your door without exa'U cost. 

Tiik Bum & Packard " Korrect Shape ,- sinus are made in four 
grades, and each giude, viz.. are Hand-made, Hand-w. It. liurtwelt 
and Machine s. wed, n'-<i is stamped on the sole in addition t<< our 
trade-mark almve. Tins tvade-niark— showing the foot in a nat- 
uial position uitlun ;i sin-e, and also the words "Korrect Shape," 
i> tally covered under the Faunt laws, and we shall he glad of 
anv imorrnatioii where deale< s are making use of either of these 
designs in the hope of deceiving the public. 

i lur agents should carry all styles in Congress, Button and Hal, 
for Gents, Boys and Youths. 

All information concerning our different styles, kinds of stock, 
bow to obtain these goods, etc., forwarded by simply naming this 
publication, with your address in lull. 

PACKARD & FIELD, 

Successors to Burt &Packajd>. Brockton, Mass. 



If yon t»s: PEEFECTION in fit, with freedom from COEHS and all DISCOMFORT, you will never, wear anything 
ezeept THE BURT & PACKARD SHOE. 



SHIPMAN'S PATENT SPIRAL FEED FOUNTA 



P EN 




Will write without blotting until every drop of ink is used. Money refunded if not satisfactory aftei 
thirty davs' trial 8'i.OO each and upwards. 

'""ksu"^ ASA L. SHIPMAN'S SONS, New yotiTuI'a. 

Rhlpilinn'K tftylncraphta Pen*. «l.oo Vncli. Mention this Publication 



YOUMANS 

Celebrated Hati 

Style and Qu. .iii.i I led. 

I80, 719 &. II07 Broadway, 
NEW YORK. 




a whole nu yum. ot ini, u»m'u u 

JutMifaownlnont SAtahftbtMofnaal 1 

TwMtm, in ncAt caso w.tii mtatlogoi and di 

PIUlfTBR " Batt up any name, prlnti aauda, p»po 

lin-"". u i vnnnc poopl*. Postpaid onlV 2.V ..; forfiO 

• forll. A S 'i9traDted.|M.KR.S0l.l.*ltK0. 45 Fulton St, N. Y. (ity. 



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ICGGHHIll jj KKLLLMMN 



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\\U i'KAt THAI , 

Icoflndoliblo Ink. Pn.i, 
0D8 "HOW TO HE a 

rnvrlop<>3, etc.. marks 



LUNDBORG'S 

FAMOUS PERFUMES. 

EDEN1A. 

GOYA LILY. 

MARECHALNIELROSE, 

ALPINE Y10LET. 



5H0ULD this happen to meet the 
notice of any one unfamiliar with the 
superiority of Lundborg's Perfumes, 
we will send sample of odor selected on 
receipt of name, address, and 10 cents in 
stamps 

LADD &. COFFIN, 

Proprietor and Manufacturers, 

24 Barclay St., New York. 
Mention This Paper. 

FACIAL BLEMISHES. 

The largest establishment in the world for the treatment 
of the hair and the scalp, eczema, moles, warts, superfluous 
hair, birthmarks, moth, freckles, tan, pimples, wrinkles, 
red nose, red veins, oily skin, acne, blackheads, barbers* 
itch, scars, pittings, powder marks, bleaching, facial devel- 
opment, Ac. Consultation Free, at office or by letter. 138- 
page Itciuli on all t-kin and Scalp Affections and their 
Treatment sent, sealed to any address on receipt of lOc. 

JOHN H. WOODBURY, Dermatologist, 
135 West 43d Street, New York City. 




FACIAL SOAP, 

FOR THE SKIN AND SCALP. 

THE ONLY SOAP PREPARED BY A 
DERMATOLOGIST, with a successful practice of 
over 20 yearn This soap has no equal for the toilet or 
bath, is unexcelled for shaving, and milder forms of skin and 
scalp affections. Sold by druggists or sent by mail on re- 
eeipt of orice.SO cents. Send lOc.for 138-page book. 



ATCHES. 



Uf 

^■^B Gentleman's Solid Gold American, $25 up. 

■ ■ Ladies' 20 " 

Send for Illustrated Price List. 

J. H. JOHNSTON & CO., 150 Bowery, N.Y. 

Mention this Paper. 



I Imperial Self-Inking Stamp, pen & penct> 

| Any name in Rubber, | 5 cents. Club "I 8, tni $| lull 

■ — MarkB 
anything 
"Nnine.Town & Stnteon,20c Clubof 8,$l .40 
Rubber Stamp Co. New Haven* Conn 
Est. 187U. BestrefereiiceB.Store&i'actory,llSil3CeuterSL 



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The Most Reliable Food 
[Forlnfants & Invalids. 

\Nota meitiriue. but aspecially 
prepared Foal, adapted to the 
weakeststomach. 4 sizes cans. 
Pamphlet free. TtW; i<h <S- Co 
(on everylabel). P«bner,Jfa»» 



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